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Table 1 Correct responses to questions assessing CPR knowledge among junior doctors and medical students

From: Knowledge of and attitudes towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation among junior doctors and medical students in Upper Egypt: cross-sectional study

Question/Knowledge area assessedJunior doctors # (%)Medical students # (%)
BLS abbreviation56 (93.3)80 (55.2)
Response to cardiac arrest on the road25 (41.7)55 (37.9)
Location of chest compressions in adults27 (45.0)56 (38.6)
Location of chest compressions in infants16 (26.7)39 (26.9)
Rescue breathing in infants14 (23.3)18 (12.4)
Depth of compressions in adults31 (51.7)49 (33.8)
Depth of compressions in children7 (11.7)28 (19.3)
Depth of compressions in neonates12 (20.0)7 (4.8)
Rate of chest compressions in adults and children16 (26.7)36 (24.8)
Current updated order of CPR intervention11 (18.3)11 (7.6)
Recommended universal compressions to ventilation ratio34 (56.7)40 (27.6)
CPR attempted inside a hospital rather than ambulatory47 (78.3)97 (66.9)
Window of effectiveness for CPR from onset of arrest22 (36.7)26 (17.9)
Artificial respirations > CPR in respiratory arrest39 (65.0)63 (43.4)
Most people who receive CPR survive19 (31.7)13 (9.0)
Reversible and irreversible brain damage34 (56.7)58 (40.0)
Blood flow cessation for > 10 h and cell death25 (41.7)46 (31.7)
CPR optimum period39 (65.0)66 (45.5)
Ambulatory compression-only CPR18 (30.0)19 (13.1)
Survival rate after defibrillation35 (58.3)59 (40.7)